"Bates' Nursing Guide to Physical Assessment and History Taking is designed for undergraduate nursing students. In this ever-changing and diverse health care arena, nurses are at the forefront in coordinating and providing holistic care for the patient in many venues"--Provided by publisher.
Experience with clinical cases is key to mastering the art and science of medicine. This book provides 60 true-to-life cases that illustrate essential concepts in Internal Medicine. Each case includes a discussion correlated to key concepts, definitions of key terms, clinical pearls, and board-style review questions to reinforce your learning.
Establishing a differential diagnosis can be challenging even for expert advanced practice nurses (APRNs), let alone students. This easy-access clinical guide to commonly seen symptoms, written for APRN students and new practitioners, describes step by step how to obtain a reliable patient history and choose the appropriate directed physical exam for the presenting problem, followed by how to use this patient history and physical exam findings to form a differential diagnosis. Unfolding case scenarios provided for each symptom further demonstrate a sound process for formulating a differential diagnosis that the APRN can use throughout clinical practice.